Attorney blasts investigation into FSU's Winston

CREATED Dec. 13, 2013

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EPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - A lawyer for the woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual assault is criticizing the investigation, which ended with no charges being filed.
   
Attorney Patricia Carroll said Friday that she questioned the reliability of DNA tests and faulted detectives for not interviewing key witnesses.
   
Carroll faulted the lead detective for getting a search warrant for her client's cell phone and social media accounts but not doing the same for Winston and his two companions immediately after the accusations were made.
   
Last week, Leon County State Attorney Willie Meggs announced there was not enough evidence to win a conviction against the FSU quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate, mostly because there were too many gaps in his accuser's story.

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